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7 Red Flags That You May Not Be Getting Enough Sleep

7 Red Flags That You May Not Be Getting Enough Sleep

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so I wanted to talk about the topic of sleep and certain things that may indicate that you’re not getting enough sleep and there’s a lot of people out there who think they’re getting enough sleep but in reality they’re not really getting enough sleep or the quality of sleep so here are some other factors that may indicate that you need better sleep or a longer sleep number one losing your creativity so at one time maybe you had this incredible imagination and creativity and now you just lost it you just don’t have that so that would be one factor number two you’re losing your ability to focus and follow through your attention is kind of stuck over here over here over here you’re excessively thinking all the time so your focus is not long-lasting okay this is gonna affect your ability to get things done despite thinking a lot okay which is completely non-productive sometimes number three you’re losing that sharpness in problem-solving and learning now you might have all these problems in your mind constantly but you’re having a hard time completing problems learning about problems and this is also related with creativity and imagination because you need creativity when you solve problems to come up with bright ideas so they are related so when you’re tired because you haven’t slept your ability to solve problems goes down despite the excessive thinking about the problems going on in your mind 24/7 while you’re trying to sleep all right number four afternoon tiredness so let’s say it’s three o’clock four o’clock and you’re you’re just ready for a nap okay now some people say that if you sleep poorly you can’t make it up with a nap I disagree I believe that you can make it up if you take a nap or multiple naps if you’re not sleeping at night because I’ve talked with hundreds of people who’ve done that and they actually do very well next one is increase appetite sometimes when people are tired they tend to eat to get energy okay so and it is true that when you’re tired your insulin does go up and your blood Sugar’s go down and you are more hungry this is why a lack of sleep can increase even your risk for becoming a diabetic because it worsens insulin resistance so that’s is why people maybe might snack more than they should because they’re tired all right next one is anxiety this is because when you don’t sleep you have a spike in cortisol cortisol is an adrenal stress hormone and when cortisol increases too much you get the sensation of anxiety nervous can’t relax kind of fearful sometimes even panic attacks okay this could be related to a lack of sleep when you’re really well rested normally you don’t have anxiety and by the way the B vitamins really help in this especially if you’re taking a nutritional yeast okay number seven depressed it’s very difficult to be depressed if you have lots of energy and you slept well but when you’re tired it’s very easy to get depressed and sometimes that depression is not even depression it’s physical tiredness and exhaustion so you want to differentiate am I depressed or am I just tired maybe you just need to sleep poor sleep also can’t like I said before increased your risk of getting pre-diabetes I mean did you realize this connection there’s an interesting study of people getting four hours of sleep for six days in a row and becoming a pre-diabetic now it’s only temporary but the point is that lack of sleep really destroys your blood Sugar’s so if you’re trying to get into ketosis make sure your sleeping is a really important point also your sleep affects your immune system people that don’t sleep tend to get sick more often like I said it increases cortisol so it’s going to increase stress cortisol also breaks down muscle protein and turns that into sugar this is called gluconeogenesis so it speeds up that process this is why people have too much stress or too much cortisol or even from taking too much prednisone one of the side effects which is a synthetic type of cortisol the side effects are belly fat so too much cortisol can to weight gain just from lack of sleep interesting and by the way you burn most of the fat while you’re sleeping if you’re sleeping also a poor sleep can increase the risk of heart problems especially if you’re exercising too intensely okay so if you’re doing a marathon or you doing something CrossFit and you’re not sleeping very bad idea for the heart it can increase your risk of getting a heart attack so the days that you don’t sleep do the long walks go light don’t do the hard core exercise I would only do the intense exercise if you had a good night’s sleep and lastly poor sleep can lower your IQ and that can affect your ability to problem-solve big time so we need between six and a half and seven and a half hours of sleep if it’s quality if it’s not quality if it’s light if it’s not deep you’re gonna need a lot more hours maybe eight or nine hours so for those of you that think you might have a sleep problem I put some excellent videos down below so you can watch on sleep and that will tell you exactly what to do thanks for watching hey if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos

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In this video, we’re going to talk about sleep. I want to share with you the red flags that you may be sleep-deprived. 

Many people think they’re getting enough sleep, but really they’re either not getting enough sleep or they’re not getting quality sleep.

Here are some effects of not enough sleep or bad sleep quality:

1. Losing creativity
2. Losing focus
3. Losing sharpness in problem-solving and learning
4. Afternoon tiredness
5. Increased appetite
6. Anxiety
7. Depression

Poor sleep or lack of sleep may:

•  Increase your risk of diabetes. Lack of sleep really destroys your blood sugars. If you’re trying to get into ketosis, make sure you’re sleeping.

• Effect your immune system

• Increase cortisol

• Increase the risk of heart problems especially if you’re exercising 

• Lower IQ

We need between 6.5 and 7.5 hours of sleep if it’s quality sleep. If it’s not quality sleep, you need more like 8 or 9 hours.

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